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#241 Aug 16th, 2018, 19:31
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I also find beautiful Indian(British) spoken English disappearing, ok, changing, replaced by American English. I had a friend who visited London from Delhi, and she told me she wanted to buy A to Zee, I mean when did Z become Zee in India? And when did Mum become Mom?
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Two decades I suspect. Major factors -

1. Hollywood
2. Satellite TV
3. Outsourcing industry.
4. Better chances to migrate (pre-16).
5. Trading partner equation.

You'd find a lot of British English in select sectors though - law, media, arts, etc. All of these are niche employers and at times are accused of elitism.

The mass market employers - trading, service industry and to some extent manufacturing are dependent on US (among English speaking nations). In a way, students joining the work force have to re-learn english...it's not antipathy, just a matter of practicality.
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Mod note : several subsequent posts not in line with the spirit of this thread are here : https://www.indiamike.com/india/chai...nting-t270412/
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when did Z become Zee in India? And when did Mum become Mom?
Are you by chance referring to Zed? At least that is the way my spouse said it when I met her. Otherwise I can't see the distinction. My mother in law was Ma and I had bloody well know it"). Besides which she was my only drinking buddy (modestly) among my in laws in the South..
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A list of things in India which are disappearing:

Many years ago I used to wonder why on earth some computer applications were called "ee-zed" something. I had never heard of zee!
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When Zee TV was launched in India, early 90s, we didn't understand that aspect either.

The first three channels to be launched via cable in India were STAR, MTV and BBC - all English. Zee was the first Hindi channel. STAR back then was owned by the Hutchison Whampoa group - they used to run an ad for a hotel called the Kowloon Panda. I thought it was a funny name, not realizing that Kowloon is a place or that star is an acronym.
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Originally Posted by vaibhav_arora View Post When Zee TV was launched in India, early 90s, we didn't understand that aspect either.

The first three channels to be launched via cable in India were STAR, MTV and BBC - all English. Zee was the first Hindi channel. STAR back then was owned by the Hutchison Whampoa group - they used to run an ad for a hotel called the Kowloon Panda. I thought it was a funny name, not realizing that Kowloon is a place or that star is an acronym.

Satellite Television Asian Region . I knew this and this info helped me win several quiz competitions at school in 1990 or 1991 ??

There was also no censorship and no watershed on TV in those days and the satellite dishes were the size of UFO's

The installation cost of a dish to get Satellite TV in those days was well over 1 Lakh (probably 5+ lakhs in todays money )

Information was very hard to get in those days. The internet had not arrived . Was very difficult to search for information . Library/Encyclopedia /newspaper clippings were the only option to get an answer and it sometimes used to take days to know the answer to a question .

Kids these days expect everything in a second..
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Originally Posted by ukdoctor View Post ...There was also no censorship and no watershed on TV in those days...
Had to Google (see below) watershed here we'd talk about Prime Time and Parental Consent and suchlike.

We now watch a good deal of MHz, which provides subtitled foreign dramas. Network censorship there is so pervasive that they fuzz out the bare bottoms of marble nude statues. Quite distracting when you're trying to watch something shot in a Renaissance palazzo.


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And get it, worse luck, thanks to Google (see above).
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This is a short documentary on a day in the life of a boy in Mumbai in 1967.
Stilted narration aside, I thought it was a nice peek at the past.
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Originally Posted by skids ghost View Post This is a short documentary on a day in the life of a boy in Mumbai in 1967.
Stilted narration aside, I thought it was a nice peek at the past.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkOJ...&feature=share
Nice find but the powers that be aren't going to like the map in the opening shot.

"Bombay is one of India's oldest cities!" Well, it was founded a century and a half after Creation (1492) and a few decades after revelation (1611*).

*That's the year the King James Bible was printed.

Trams had disappeared by 1967 but trolley-buses were still running. I was hoping to spot one.
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Interesting advertisements in The Poona Guide and Directory , published 1922



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Originally Posted by vaibhav_arora View Post Interesting advertisements in The Poona Guide and Directory , published 1922
This was an ad that appeared in Bengali newspapers in Kolkata in the mid 1980s. Stickers were also posted all over the city.

For weeks the posters had been staring people intriguingly in the face. Plain single-colour sheets of paper with two inscriptions: "golano shona" (melted gold) on top, and "atash taka" (twenty-eight rupees) below it. All over the city, these two lines elicited blank faces and endless questions about what they meant. They were obviously ads, but for what?

Months later, the mystery was solved. They were ads all right, but for an unlikely product - Arti Cooking Oil - which claimed that it was like liquid gold in quality and cost Rs 28 a kg.

Call it misleading, call it fallacious - but the ad did provide a great of intrigue and later on a hearty laugh from those who followed it.
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